Things to do in London this Friday

It's time to clock off, wind down and get your weekend on...

Find fantastic ideas for things to do on a Friday, just in case you've left it to the last minute. Check out the best entertainment, nightlife and events happening in the capital this Friday. The weekend starts here...


Hawker House

Street Feast are bringing their food-focused party to an indoor venue so that we can tuck into delicious dishes from some of the city's best street food vendors without catching a chill. Craft beer, hot cocktails and DJs will complement the three floors of food options, with a wine and cocktail bar on the top floor from Milk & Honey offering whisky roulette (spin the wheel to win a measure of one of 36 kinds of whisky). Vendors to look out for include Yum Bun, Bob's Lobster, Breddos and Busan BBQ.

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260-264 Kingsland Road Until Sunday April 5 2015 Free

The Big Lebowski Party

Critics' choice

A night of dudeness and debauchery dedicated to the cult slacker film by the Coen Brothers, set – appropriately enough – in a bowling alley. DJs and live bands play retro tunes all night and there'll be various competitions, including a Lebowski-themed fancy dress contest and a bowling competition. The Bloomsbury's cinema are will also be showing the film and you can sup white Russians (£5 all night) as you start rolling out those classic quotes.

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Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes Until Saturday January 31 2015


Critics' choice

Over the past 14, James Priestley and Giles Smith have created one of the most enduring and engaging London parties with Secretsundaze, bringing in some of the finest house, disco and techno selectors from around the globe to create some absolutely stellar events, attracting those who like to party hard.

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Bloc Until Monday May 4 2015

V&A Friday Late

An evening of themed talks, performances, music, food and special installations at the grand museum. You can treat yourself to drinks from the on-site bars as you explore the current exhibitions and take part in special events. Firday Lates take place on the last Friday of every month, except in December, so mark your calendars for a top-notch cultural night out.

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V&A Until Friday October 30 2015 Free

White Heat

Critics' choice

One of the many sour points of Soho institution Madame Jojo's closing at the end of 2014 was the initial loss of much-loved mid-week club night White Heat. But after a storming NYE party, WH thankfully looks to have found a new home for the time being: iconic north London music boozer and venue The Lexington.  The White Heat crew are starting a weekly Friday night residency at the pub, with the same intoxicating mix of electro, techno, disco, indie and alt dancefloor tracks – from both from bands and DJs – that made its Madame Jojo's run so deliciously appealing. So it seems that there's no cooling off for White Heat, which is a great thing indeed.

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The Lexington Until Saturday May 30 2015

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